Wow, it has been quite a while since my last post so bare with me, this might be a lengthy one!
So much life has happened since I last wrote. I hardly know where to begin.
Since college has ended I have been focusing on my career and life goals. I have tried new things in both the professional and personal aspects of life. On a professional note, I continued with my internship at Truck Centers, Inc. briefly after graduating. As a curious new graduate I wanted to explore all of the options my field of study had to offer.
With that being said, I left my internship to take on a position at Abstrakt Marketing Group. It was an awesome experience and I met some amazing colleagues but I still felt like something was missing. After 6 months i moved on to a Marketing Coordinator position at Data Unlimited, Inc. Data Unlimited is a full service Direct Mail company. This has been a fantastic experience thus far. I have my hands in so many different projects at once. I am able to work closely with an impressive list of clients as well as create direct mail materials. I have experienced with social media aspects and continue to strive to add responsibilities to my job description. This position has taught me to multitask a billion projects at once. I love the experience this has given me but….is it wrong to still want more?
In a short 2 1/2 years I feel as if I have gained an amazing amount of experience that will shape me into the professional I want to be in the future. I am beginning to understand why so many job descriptions immediately out of college required more, than what I thought necessary, years of experience. While I have been frustrated at times and have asked myself when am I going to be satisfied at a position, I have realized what a great decision I have made with my degree choice.
Communications is such a broad area of study, there are so many places the degree can take you. It is so much different than going to school and studying to become a teacher. With a communications degree, you have so many options, so many career paths you can find yourself on. I think that is why I am always striving to move on to the next thing. I am constantly wanting to learn more and get involved in all areas of the field.
I believe more than ever a Communications degree has been the best thing I have ever done. It continues to make me want to strive and grow within my profession.
So while I continue on my search of what is next in my professional life, I have been planning for my personal life.
I have tried many different things since I have last posted. I have become an avid outdoors lover. I have gone from running only on the treadmill to running 5K’s and going on long bike rides. Thanks to my wonderful fiancé, that’s right I also got engaged during my absence, I have seen the beauty of the outdoors. He has shown me life through a different lens. I have even gone hunting with him. For those of you who know me, I am sure you find this shocking! The peace and quiet of the woods was amazing. My love for nature might also be a reason for the lack of my posts. Usually if I am not working I am outdoors or planning our dream wedding! The wedding will be in October 2014 at Tower Grove Park Music Stand with a reception following at Windows on Washington Ave. in St. Louis, MO.
While I continue to plan for the wedding and explore my next career moves I hope to write more again. Until next time!